Palm Sunday at Sacred Heart Church Saint Anne's in Andes

Palm Sunday has always been a joyus day for my family. Growing up in Maspeth Queens my entire family (The Giovannielli's, Diesso's, San Severino's, The Marino's and anyone else we could drum up to drag with us)) attended Mass at Transfiguration church in Maspeth. After Mass we would drive out to Saint Charles Cemetery in Long Island & then off to the Calverton National Cemetery to visit all our dead relatives. My Nanny on my mother's side would fling herself onto the grave stones of the departed and a good time was had by all. Then we would head off to Jolly Rogers for a quick bite, then shopping at Kleins and EJ Korvettes as they were the only stores that were open in the 50's and 60's. We would end the day back at our house for the weekly feast of manicotti, lasagna, ravioli (depending on what my Nanny had decided to make). I miss those wonderful days.

That being said my husband and I have started new traditions for our Sundays. They include incredibly moving homilies by Father Stephen Scarmozzino at Staint Anne's Church. Eddie & I get recharged for the week better able to service our real estate clients and customers and it only takes one short hour of our time to feed our souls. Then we have brunch at The Two Old Tarts in Andes to feed our bodies. In the good weather (Ha!) we walk our property on Palmer Hill afterwards to connect with nature.

Eddie & I would like to wish all our brethren, Christian & Jews alike the joys of Easter & Passover. May spring awaken all our souls and deliver us all to a higher vibration!

Peace Always,


Joanne & Eddie

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